Pairs, Issue 02


Pairs is a student-led journal from the Harvard Graduate School of Design dedicated to conversations about design that are down to earth and unguarded. Each issue is conceptualized by an editorial team that proposes guests and objects to be in dialogue with one another. In Issue 02, the editors present a new collection of conversations with designers and thinkers from a range of perspectives and locations, generating a constellation of new ideas honed through careful editing. Although predicated on casual conversation, broad and deep insights on design nevertheless emerge: conservationist Terry Tempest Williams uses Aaron Siskind’s photographs of Utah to reconsider what she sees out her window, architect Jorge Silvetti reflects on his own atlas of references to expand what we think of as a Western canon of architecture, and bookmaker Irma Boom discusses how the Vergilius Vaticanus can help us reconsider contemporary book making conventions.

Let’s support these kids from a little school outside Boston. They’ve got so little going for them and they’re gonna need all the help they can get. And they’ve certainly helped Katherine Small Gallery. This is smart work, thoughtfully prepared by smart kids.

Here’s Issue 01 »

  • Editors: Nicolás Delgado Álcega, Vladimir Gintoff, Kimberley Huggins, and Kyle Winston
  • Size: 6.3 × 8.6 inches
  • Pages: 248
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2021